Veterans Resource Fair Held on Feb 9 at Batavia VFW Post 1197
Veterans Resource Fair Held on Feb 9 at Batavia VFW Post 1197

Kane County Veterans Resource Fair Success

Kane County Connects Staff 2/5/2024 10:00AM

Over 200 veterans attended the Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission's Resource Fair and Town Hall.  The event was held at Batavia Overseas VFW & Auxiliary 1197 on February 2.  There were more than 50 tables of individuals and organizations who provide support or services to veterans in Kane County.  

"We're grateful for our network of committed partner organizations, numbering over 50, that came together to provide resources and services for our local veterans' community," said Kane County Veterans Assistance Superintendent, Jake Zimmerman.  "Special thanks to the Batavia United Way for sponsoring the event and the Batavia VFW for hosting it. It's truly a great time to be a veteran in Kane County."

Also, at the fair, were 6 veteran-owned businesses.   See the list below of the groups that participated and provide support year-round to local veterans.  You can also see pictures of the event in the picture gallery at the bottom of the page.

  • Veterans Assistance Commission of Kane County
  • Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Veterans Smile Program
  • Office of the Illinois Treasurer
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital - Suicide Prevention
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • State Representative Maura Hirschauer District Office
  • VetsRoll, Inc.
  • Support Over Stigma
  • Illinois Attorney General's Office – Military and Veterans Rights Bureau
  • Honor Flight Chicago
  • Operation Sweet Life
  • Office of the Illinois Comptroller
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital - Outreach
  • The Neighbor Project
  • Batavia United Way
  • Elgin Community College Veterans Services
  • Batavia American Legion
  • Batavia Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory VETTECH/VALOR Program
  • Waubonsee Community College Veterans Services
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital - Healthcare for Homeless Veterans
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital - Intimate Partner Violence Assistance
  • Social Security Administration
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital - M2VA Case Management Program
  • Ride in Kane
  • Kane County Assessment Office
  • Veterans Assistance Commission of DuPage County
  • Aurora Vet Center
  • Rush Road Home Program
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital - Veterans Justice Outreach
  • Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital - Health Promotion Disease Prevention
  • Chicago VA Regional Office
  • V.I.P. Service Dog Foundation
  • Humana
  • Fox Valley Patriotic Organization
  • Advocate Health Advisors
  • 16th Judicial Circuit Servicemembers and Veterans Treatment Court
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security
  • Hives for Heroes
  • Land of Lincoln Quilts of Valor Foundation
  • State Representative Stephanie Kifowit District Office
  • American Legion - Be the One
  • American Legion - eGaming

There was also a Town Hall meeting attended by Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Director Terry Prince, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital Chief of Staff Dr. Michael Richardson, Chicago VA Regional Office Veteran Service Center Manager John Pennington and Illinois District 84 Representative Stephanie Kifowit.

Kane County's Veterans Assistance Commission is available to help veterans and their families understand and obtain the benefits they deserve. for free.  Learn more about the work of the Kane County Veterans Assistance Commission by clicking here.  ​

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